Purchase two TIDE Products at Target and receive $5.00 TARGET Gift Card

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We are a TIDE household. I can personally attest that it works great on getting stains out of Aprons and/or clothes if you forget to put an apron on :) I stopped in yesterday and picked up a few bottles to replenish our supply, and collected my $5 Gift Card, don’t miss out on yours :)
Stock up and save on the following Tide products, all containing 25% more detergent for FREE.
125 oz. Tide original (HE and non-HE)
125 oz. Tide Free (HE and non- HE)
115 oz. Tide Sport (HE and non- HE)
115 oz. Tide Plus Downy (HE and non- HE)
Buy 2 get a $5 Target Gift Card
1 cap of Tide = 6 caps of the leading bargain brand
2X the Tide at a HOT price

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Hamburger Helper – Protein Rebate

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Now that my kids are in the tween/teen age category, they are being given additional responsibilities around our home. While that does help us as parents out, the primary goal is to help them learn life skills they can use for the rest of their life. My middle school son, who has some special needs, has been learning some basic cooking skills in one of his classes. In the beginning, he was baking brownies, cookies, and cakes, but now he’s advanced to making quick and easy dinners. When it’s “his” night to make dinner, he gets a budget, we stop by the store on the way home from sports practice and pick up the ingredients, teaching him some financial skills too! Ground Beef at our local store is $1.99/lb and Hamburger Helper is $1.00. We select some veggies for around $2 for sides, and for $5 he can make a complete meal for 4. With the Hamburger Helper – Protein Rebate, it brings the price down to $3!!!
We’ve been practicing with him to brown some ground beef, drain it, and know when it’s done, then he can browse the pantry and spice cabinet to see what we have on hand for him to add in,such as spices, salsa, etc. and then we add in a box of Hamburger Helper to complete the meal. I love that it’s so easy for him to make without a lot of supervision, clean up is easy, and with growing boys there is never any leftovers, they eat every last bite!

Weeknights are crazy for us, with all the boys in various sports, school clubs, and activities. This is a product I typically buy several boxes of at the supermarket so we always have a quick and easy meal on hand. I grab extra packages of ground beef, chicken, or tuna depending on what type of Hamburger Helper I’m getting, and tuck those in the freezer or pantry so they’re on hand when schedule surprises arise. It’s also really nice to have on hand in case mom gets sick and needs one of the guys to cover dinner preparation :)

About Hamburger Helper:

Helper has always been a value brand—we launched in the 1970’s to help consumers, like you, stretch their dollars while also enjoying a delicious and hearty meal. We are demonstrating our value again, in a new way, with free ground beef!

Not only does Helper help you stretch your dollar, but all of the hamburger varieties, use one pan. It’s that simple, one pan prep!

1. Visit your local grocer, and purchase three Hamburger Helper products and Ground Beef.
2. CLICK ON THIS LINK OR THE IMAGE ABOVE, it will take you to the rebate landing page. You will see the digital rebate: “Free Ground Beef, when you buy 3 boxes of Helper.” Please note that you may also buy Chicken Helper or Tuna Helper.
3. Click on the rebate.
4. Print and mail in the rebate form.

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End the stigma

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I have a friend who is in her mid twenties, and just had her first child. Since she knows I am a mother of 3, she called me recently to talk about some issues she’s been having. She’s been experiencing Light Bladder Leakage when she coughs, sneezes, laughs, or strains to lift or reach something. She isn’t comfortable getting together with her local friends because she doesn’t want to have an “accident”. When she must leave home, she had been using feminine products, but those weren’t working for her, because that’s not what they were designed for. She couldn’t figure out what to wear for bladder leakage issues.

Many of you might also have dealt with this issue, because while the average age of someone with bladder leakage is 52, there are more people with light bladder leakage in their 20’s than in their 80’s! Because so many people aren’t really comfortable discussing this issue, you may be surprised to know there are more people with bladder leakage 50 or younger than 60 or older.


Depend is entering year two of Underwareness, a social movement and charitable cause to break down the bladder leakage stigma. As part of Underwareness, the Depend brand is encouraging people to show their support for women with bladder leakage. For every photo and video shared using #Underwareness and featuring Depend products, the Depend brand will donate $1, up to $3 million, through 2016 to fund charities that advance the research and education of bladder leakage.

I often hear women who are curious enough about Underawareness, but not quite comfortable yet with the topic ask why it’s so important to discuss the issue. Personally, I feel that it’s important so that the stigma is eliminated. I have people comfortable calling me to ask questions because they know I have a couple of family members who’ve dealt with this issue for a while, and they know I’m educated on the topic. I’m not embarrassed to discuss the issue, provide helpful suggestions that doctors have offered us (what works for one person doesn’t work for everyone, so sometimes you have to try several things to fix an issue). One thing that I am QUITE impressed with is how Depend has listened to women’s stories, heard complaints about products, and worked to implement product design and style changes. They are first in this product category to offer products available in black and beige colors. Depend Silhouette Active Fit briefs are designed with a lower rise and an underwear-like look, fit and feel.

I would like to encourage YOU to visit www.Underwareness.com to support the cause and request FREE SAMPLES of Depend Silhouette Active Fit, so you can see for yourself (or offer to a friend in need) just how updated and current this product is.

About Depend:
Depend provides a variety of discreet products that help people regain their freedom and get their lives back, including: Silhouette Active Fit

Silhouette Active Fit for Women briefs: Depend Silhouette Active Fit briefs are a new moderate-absorbency brief that feature a thin design for complete comfort with the trusted protection of the Depend brand and a lower rise+ for an underwear-like look, fit and feel. As a category first, the product is available in black and beige colors.

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Drop your pants for underwareness movement #Underawareness #DropYourPants

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Thanks to Depend for sponsoring today’s discussion on Drop Your Pants for Underawareness Protection.

Drop your pants for underwareness movementI am approaching the big 4-0 next year, and during my most recent physical, my doctor and I had some very frank discussions. We talked about what changes I can expect in certain areas, what immunizations I need to update (Tetanus!), and what preventative tests I need to have run. Because I have some chronic medical conditions, including an auto-immune disorder, I have a few tests run quarterly, take medications daily, and regular visits to make sure everything is on track. I am lucky that I have a good rapport with my physicians, that hasn’t always been the case. With the ladies I see, they are not hesitant to ask point blank if I am having any issues with things such as incontinence. They are very aware of my medical history, and know that I’ve delivered three babies, so it’s an issue that can and will affect many women with my background. I am fortunate that this isn’t a major issue for me personally on an ongoing basis, but I do keep a supply of items on hand because when I’m dealing with a few other issues, it can cause minor light bladder leakage (LBL).

Drop your pants for underwareness movementIt’s not uncommon for women of child bearing age (and older) who have had children to encounter some LBL from time to time. Maybe you sneeze or laugh too hard, or need to make sure you’re aware of where accessible restrooms are every time you go somewhere because when you need to go, YOU NEED TO GO. When you are out to dinner, or just having laughs with girlfriends, you don’t want to be worried about LBL. Let Depend take away your LBL worries so you can live in the moment and fully engaged with your loved ones!

Depend® for Women Underwear with FIT-FLEX™ ProtectionDepend is an incontinence product with items available for men and women who need them, be it all the time, or just on occasion. They have made great advancement with the products available for this issue, they are no longer huge and bulky. Most are thin, discreet, odor absorbent, and work quite well in keeping you dry. Depend is making a concerted effort to help us all understand that we need not be embarrassed about this issue, because hey, MANY people deal with it every single day! In fact, over 23 million people in the world deal with this problem who are under the age of 45. Want to try it out for yourself? Click any link in this post to request a FREE SAMPLE! When you visiti the Depend landing page, click on the “Get a Sample” button located at the top right-hand side of the screen. Then, select which sample you would like to receive and wait for them to arrive.

Depend® Silhouette® Briefs for WomenAs part of the Underawareness Drop Your Pants Campaign, Depend will be donate $1, up to $3 million, over the next three years to charities that advance the research, education and awareness of bladder leakage for:

  • Every pant drop, photo and video shared Using #Underwareness and #DropYourPants
  • Every personal video made about what Underwareness means to you that is uploaded to YouTube and tagged #Underwareness and #DropYourPants

Depend provides a variety of discreet products that help people regain their freedom and get their lives back, including:

  • Depend Real Fit for Men and Silhouette for Women briefs: Look, fit and feel like real underwear and feature a cloth-like fabric for a sleek, ultra-smooth fit.
  • Depend Underwear with Fit-Flex protection: Features more Lycra stands for a smooth and comfortable close-to-the-body fit.

Depend® Real Fit® Briefs for MenIf you are male or female and dealing with LBL, I encourage you to visit your doctor and have a discussion with them. You need to determine what the cause of the issue is. It could be very minor, and wearing Depend Underwear on occasion might be your perfect solution. If it’s something else, together you can discuss the best course of treatment, and use Depend Underwear while treating the issue to keep you dry and odor free.

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$100 Amazon GC #Giveaway #SmartKidsWin #MomBuzz {Ends 8/31} – 2 winners!!!

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Kids Academy buttonKid’s Academy is all about helping children learn verbal, writing and math skills in an easy and fun manner. Apps such as 123 Tracing and Bingo ABC have been top-50 educational apps in the App Store, and Kid’s Academy has also brought the well-known stories and nursery rhymes The Three Little Pigs and Five Little Monkeys to life with interactive apps. The simple interfaces of the apps allow children to take the reins and play on their own, but the sing-a-longs and other activities are perfect for parent or teacher engagement, as well. Research has shown that singing along with nursery rhymes has cognitive and physical benefits for children. Not only are children learning new words and the context in which to use them, but strengthening tongue and mouth muscles at an early age will help with pronunciation skills.
Kids Academy is hosting an awesome giveaway!  Head over, download the app, and write a review in the App Store.  At the end of August, Kids Academy will randomly choose 2 lucky winners who will each win a $100 Amazon gift card!  Sweet!
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2. Write a short honest review on the iTunes App Store. If you have already reviewed this app, simply update your review and you will be entered!
Good Luck!
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